Gender Neutral Nursery Design

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From a decorating point of view, I’ve exhausted all the rooms in my house, having not only decorated all of them but re-decorated them several times over, so it’s a nice change to finally have a new room purpose to decorate for: a baby nursery! I started planning the design scheme for the nursery almost immediately after finding out I was pregnant (that’s the designer in me!), and long before finding out the gender, but even if I had known the gender it wouldn’t have dictated my design choices. I just went with the style that appeals to me most, and it ended up turning out very “gender neutral.” I’ve always loved the nurseries designed by Christine Dovey, Emily Henderson and Jillian Harris, and the modern, neutral, tranquil vibe they exude inspired me when designing my own. 

Inspiration images, left to right: Christine Dovey, Emily Henderson, Jillian Harris

The nursery is coming together slowly, so far we have the crib, the dresser (the dresser will double as a change table with a changing pad on top), the rug and a glider. My dream crib is the Babyletto Scoot 3-in-1 Convertible Crib (that’s the one pictured in my design) but the price is out of budget so we bought an affordable one from IKEA which I love just as much. I was thinking of painting it to look more like the Babyletto version, but have decided I like the all-over natural wood tone. (If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve already had a peek at it because I’ve been taking my weekly bump pics in front of it!) We already had the dresser (not pictured, but it’s the HEMNES style from IKEA), the rug and the glider, but everything else going into the room still needs to be purchased. The rug pictured is the actual one we already had in another room of the house (from RugsUSA) but the glider pictured is for inspiration only — instead we’re using is a brown leather recliner that came with Baby Daddy and though it doesn’t fit the design scheme, it’s super comfortable and saves us from having to purchase a new piece of furniture. I’ll just drape a nice throw over it. In the meantime, I make jokes about being like Monica from Friends and hating on Chandler’s BarcaLounger, lol. By the way, the recliner won’t be Baby Daddy’s only input into the nursery — while he likes the design that I came up with, he will also be injecting his own personality into the room via Batman accessories and BMW artwork. :) 

I’ll share photos of the room once it’s fully assembled and will also share my top picks for nursery item essentials! 

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